Afghan national flag raised again in main square protest in Jalalabad Aug. 18 after its removal by Taliban. Three people were reported killed, 12 wounded as Taliban soldiers fired on crowd.

US rulers end 20-year-long imperialist war in Afghanistan

The U.S. rulers’ 20-year war and occupation of Afghanistan, and the carnage it inflicted on working people at home and abroad, ended with further devastation as the Taliban retook the capital, Kabul, Aug. 15. In the wake of President Joseph…


Massachusetts nurses fight for safety, patients’ health

Solidarity crucial as strike enters fifth month
Nurses from St. Vincent Hospital picket in Worcester, Mass., July 6. Some 700 nurses have been on strike since March 8. Fight for better nurse/patient ratios is at center of their struggle.

WORCESTER, Mass. — “We are holding strong,” Jackie Brosnihan, a nurse on strike here at St. Vincent hospital, told the Militant Aug. 14. Brosnihan is one of 700 nurses who walked off the job March 8 over dangerous conditions facing…





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Presidential election in Peru reflects rising class tensions

Hundreds wait in long lines attempting to get a COVID-19 vaccine in San Martín de Porres district in Lima, Peru, July 4. Peru has the world’s worst per capita death toll from the virus.

Pedro Castillo, Peru’s newly elected president, took office July 28 in the midst of sharp political polarization and rising class tensions fed by a deepening economic and social crisis. Castillo, the candidate of Peru Libré (Free Peru), a party on…






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Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.